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a new set of challenges after the commerce department reported yesterday that the nation's economy shrank for the first time since the great recession. >> how did that happen? >> well, government data shows the gross domestic product contracted at a .1% rate in the fourth quarter of 2012. it was the first decline since 2009. it put the white house on the defensive after months of touting steady job growth. >> there's more work to do, and our economy is facing a major headwind which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. talk about letting the sequester kick in, as though that were an acceptable thing belies where republicans were on this issue not that long ago, and it makes clear, again, that this is political brinksmanship of the kind that results in one primary victim, and that's american taxpayers, the american middle class. >> okay. what do you think is going on there, joe? >> i think what's going on is that we have spent more money as a government over the past four years than we have in the history of the republic. added $6 trillion in debt. and we have just
't come back in. dealing with that is a critical component. >> that's a part of it. this economy cannot function without people to do the jobs americans won't do. >> quickly, with that said, we would be fooling ourselves this morning if we didn't look at this immigration debate and understand there might not be a tinge of the gun debate involved where you have people in new york and people in washington and people at the networks and national newspapers all supporting this and even a lot of the leaders inside washington d.c. where the rest of america is a bit more wary and skeptical. if you don't believe that, go to the conservative websites, the national review, go to several others. the "wall street journal" says it is a promising framework and i think it is. there are a lot of conservative outlets that have yet to weigh in on this aggressively. they will start that now. the phone calls will start the congressional offices and just like the gun debate, you will have people energized who want this bill killed and congress will get 10-1 calls against this immigration bill and they have
&d, infrastructure, the sort of things that will grow this economy, the sort of things that are investments in the future that help us grow economically right now. can't we do both, christie? >> i think we have to do both. i think it's certainly what john podesta and the center for american progress have argued for from the beginning, which is a balance add approach. and your point, joe, which is that there's a difference between investment and expense. and those of us who believe government has a critical role to play have to be for smart government. and i think that this election may be something of a turning point in that instead of arguing about whether there is a role for government and whether government is the problem, we now see whether it's around an issue like immigration or whether it's around the fiscal issues, the necessity of looking to government for leadership in terms of what will actually create a fair playing field, and that's about tax reform. that's about a balance between growth-oriented policies and appropriate spending cuts. >> joe? >> you know, there are things, jon
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and economy. on the right, it's now complete orthodoxy that do-gooder liberals, especially former representative barney frank, somehow caused the financial disaster by forcing helpless bankers to lend to those people." and they're all so threatening to filibuster the appointment of cordray. they just won't let this newbaunew bureau do its job. they don't want it around. >> this is one that we have to agree with krugman. he's right. the fact is that out of all -- without relitigating how we got into the financial crisis and all the rest of it, the fact is that a lot of bad stuff happened. they set up a consumer financial protection agency in order to protect consumers just the way we have various other agencies that protect consumers from other things. and it was passed in a law. and now the republicans are basically saying we're not going to confirm anybody. and i don't think that's sort of playing fair. >> i saw a piece the other day that talked about -- a conference i think that you were at in washington where bill kristol talked about you've got people looking back at how the r
department will release its first jobs report of the year, which is expected to show the economy largely unchanged from the last month of 2012. unemployment rate still at 7.8%. >> and we're going to hear -- the president's jobs council. >> exactly. >> will weigh in. >> i was just getting to that. >> this report is critical. >> okay. >> you need a jobs council. >> fine. they're getting rid of it. >> a lot of times i'm critical of this administration, but i think -- i think putting together jobs, willie, what did i say? this jobs council thing. he's got it right. this is going to be big. >> they're all going to be on, too, today. in their robes, they're going to come on and break down the numbers. >> i love it. >> new collaborations with businesses are going to be announced soon. >> the jobs council is? >> no, that's going away. they're getting rid of it. >> what? >> they wear helmets, the job council. >> stop it. >> you mean the guys on the jobs council have lost their jobs? >> yeah. >> this has not turned out how i expected. oh, my lord! >> all right. >> what else we got going? bradley's
missed a great opportunity today to help our economy. this was supposed to be the day the president submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late and some reports say it could be as long as a month late. i think that's too bad. our economy could use some presidential leadership right no now. >> i thought it was -- you know, i thought that was very reasonable and rational. how many days has it been, alex, since the democrats have put a bed on the floor in the senate. >> 1,378. >> look at that. boom! look at that! >> he was so earring fger for t budget he was going to go through in detail. >> peter, you want alex sitting next to you for any trivial pursuit game. boo boom. >> you should see him on ag subsidies. >> really quickly, peter, democrats don't want to show their hand. they haven't wanted to show their hand for years. >> i think the problem here is both sides don't want to fill in the details. republicans, too. republicans have not put down specifically what they want to do. >> paul ryan put out a budget and he's been killed for it for two yea
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